IHeartMedia says Tim Hager has been named president of its Denver operations, and Earl Jones has been selected to lead the Louisville, Ky., market as president.
Hager will work with advertising and marketing partners to create and deliver opportunities to reach their consumers through iHeartMedia Denver’s assets, including on-air, online, social media promotions, personality endorsements and live event integrations. He will report to Executive Vice President of Operations Hartley Adkins.
A St. Louis native, Hager’s 16-year radio career began at Sinclair Broadcasting with KHITS(FM). While in St. Louis, he also worked for CBS Radio and was the general sales manager at KMOX(AM) and the Cardinals Baseball Radio Network. In 2006, Hager moved to Denver Colorado with Clear Channel and has since held the roles of account executive, sports sales director, general sales manager and most recently senior vice president of sales.
IHeartMedia Denver includes KTCL(FM), KPTT(FM), KBCO(FM), KRFX(FM), KBPI(FM), KHOW(AM), KZN(AM) and KOA(AM). iHeartMedia Denver has been the home of the Denver Broncos for over 40 seasons and Colorado Rockies for over 20 seasons.
Jones will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Louisville market’s operation across its multiple platforms. He will work with key advertising and marketing partners to create and deliver opportunities to reach consumers.
Jones has over 30 years of media experience and has been with iHeartMedia for over a decade, most recently serving as the company’s senior vice president of urban operations, where he provided oversight for 64 radio stations in 40 markets.
Jones was named regional vice president for iHeartMedia’s stations in Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and Eau Claire, Wis., in 2005 and became market president of iHeartMedia Chicago in 2006. He also previously served as market president for iHeartMedia Louisville and as regional vice president for the company’s stations in Frankfort, Ky., Lexington, Ky., Louisville and Somerset, Ky., and Indianapolis in 2003. He has also worked in sales, sports marketing and general manager positions at radio stations in Atlanta, Washington and Detroit.
Prior to working in radio, he spent five years in the NFL, and he is a graduate of Norfolk State University.
IHeartMedia Louisville consists of WHAS(AM), WAMZ(FM), WQMF(FM), WTFX(FM), WNRW(FM), WLGX(FM), WKRD(AM) and WKJK(AM).